Art Lead Producer

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Devoted Studios is a production management company for external development in video games. With a mission to create equal opportunity for all talent globally to work on the games of their dreams, Devoted Studios aims to decentralize game development. We partner with 1400+ programmers, artists, and designers, from freelancers to small studios, all over the world, and not only match them to project opportunities but manage the production from A-Z.

Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects
  • 5+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment
  • 1+ years of previous experience with gathering requirements from the client/business and documentation
  • 3+ years of experience with full product lifecycle with an understanding of development lifecycle and various technology methodologies that support that lifecycle
  • Excellent experience in Agile, SCRUM, SDLC / Waterfall
  • Excellent experience in Jira

Role Requirements:

  • Proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs
  • Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective
  • Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate and enhance performance within a cross-functional environment
  • Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving problems, making decisions, and identifying priorities
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across, and down multiple business and technology organizations
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal, and presentation), and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
  • Experience drafting and submitting budget proposals and recommending subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Experience in successfully leading projects and programs to on-time, on-schedule, and within-budget close
  • Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors and demonstrated communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, all levels of management

Goals:

  • Illuminating inefficiencies throughout the production process to grow and support distributed asset creation
  • Maintain high-level satisfaction of clients
  • Introduce trackable KPIs for Dev projects and quarterly reports on achieving those KPIs / OKRs
  • Manage onboardings
  • Define missing roles, management and support of all the production
  • Grow engineering production based on the yearly target goals
  • Manage and mentor producers
  • Track team performance
  • Maintain Pre-production transition to Production, insure that team has has everything in place to kick-off the project
  • Constantly track project margin to insure we hit the target
  • Maintain Devoted branding and style when sharing documents with clients
  • Projects quality control

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the internal team on improving the outsourcing pipeline, incl trainings
  • Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results
  • Management support of projects
  • Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution
  • Support Production with onboarding and coaching new producers
  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables
  • Develop team schedules and assist in the successful onboarding and training of team members
  • Create and communicate a clear list of expectations and goals for team members to follow
  • Regularly lead one-2-one meetings with producers to evaluate their performance and provide frequent feedback, address weaknesses or inefficiencies, and offer support to improve skill gaps
  • Maintain frequent communication to offer encouragement, amend tasks, and provide updates on goal progress
  • Implement incentives to keep the team motivated and focused on their daily tasks project goals
  • Quickly and effectively resolve team conflicts
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all project-related matters, including scope, schedule, budget, risks/issues, and quality
  • Define project objectives, success criteria, and deliverables in collaboration with the team on requirements
  • Develop and execute detailed project plans, ensuring that all project activities are properly sequenced and resourced
  • Monitor and report on project progress, performance, and health against established metrics, thresholds, and baselines
  • Identify, track, and resolve issues and risks proactively, escalating as necessary to ensure timely resolution
  • Manage and control changes to the project baseline in accordance with established change management processes
  • Facilitate regular project status meetings and other communications forums as needed
  • Prepare and distribute accurate and timely project reports from producers
  • Conduct post-project reviews to document lessons learned and identify opportunities for process improvement
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant project management methodologies, tools, and techniques

Benefits

We offer:

  • Strong and enthusiastic team – you will have the opportunity for knowledge sharing, learning, and professional self-development
  • Interesting and challenging tasks – solve diverse and challenging issues, communicate with people within the company as well as with our partners
  • Convenient working conditions – remote work, opportunity to build your own working day with flexible working hours
  • А chance to work in a highly professional and dynamic team working with a wide range of international game production projects, attractive remuneration package, and opportunities to develop professionally.

 

This is a remote, full-time contracted position.

We are an equal opportunity company and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for a contract without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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